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Drainage Through Tummy Tuck Incision, Normal? (photo)

Hi I had a tummy tuck and pubic contouring done on Feb. 24th 2012 and my incision ended up getting infected. My Dr. put me on a stronger antibiotic... READ MORE

Can I Take Zithromax Before my Surgery on Monday?

I tested positive for strep today. Will this be a problem for my scheduled Tummy Tuck? READ MORE

MRSA Prior to Plastic Surgery and Antibiotic Allergies, What Antibiotic Options Are there if I Have a TT?

I was told last summer that I may have had a MRSA infection. It was never cultured or tested, but I was given medications to treat it as if it was one... READ MORE

Is Macerated Tissue in Belly Button Area Normal for Healing?

I and almost three weeks postop from full TT. I started having clear drainage about 4 days ago, I went to my PS on day 3 and he removed the sutures... READ MORE

What Can Cause a Lot of Drainage from the Belly Button 4weeks After a Full Tummy Tuck and Lipo?

What Can Cause a Lot of Drainage from the Belly Button 4weeks After a Full Tummy Tuck and Lipo, Been on Antibiotic for 2weeks. READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Incision Opening?

I am two weeks out from a tummy tuck and it seems like my incision is opening. It is like this for about 4 inches on each side, where the drains were... READ MORE

What Type of Antibiotics Are Prescribed After a Tummy Tuck, Liposuction As Well As a Fat Graft?

I am having a tummy tuck, lipo, and fat graft next month. I am wondering what type of antibiotics will be prescribed. READ MORE

How Soon After Tooth Extraction Can I Get TT

Bit of a random question... and, of course I will be calling my PS to ask him as well. However, I am looking to move my surgery date up from May 16 to... READ MORE

Can Antibiotics Be Prevented (Or Alternative to Antibiotics) for a Tummy Tuck?

Having ulcerative colitis, antibiotics change the flora in the colon and could worsen the condition. My question is: Can antibiotics be avoided during... READ MORE

4 Months Still Not Healed? (photo)

I had a Tummy Tuck on June 19th and I still have this one spot that has never closed and it's draining a thick greenish/yellowish liquid. I have been... READ MORE

Swelling from Naval to Pubis 10 Weeks After Tummy Tuck? (photo)

I had an extended tummy tuck 10 wks ago. My drains were in14 days, then removed only because the PS doesn't allow them in longer. Afterward I... READ MORE

How Long Do I Continue to Take my Antibiotics After Drain Removal?

I just had my last drain removed and I was wondering if I should continue taking my Antibiotic (Cephalexin)? I still have a full bottle and one refill... READ MORE

Fever After Beginning Antibiotics for Tummytuck Incision Infection?

At what point do I start to worry and call my doctor? Fever is 100.3* and I began oral and topical antiobiotics yesterday-I have taken 3 doses of the... READ MORE

How Long After an Infection Does the Drainage Stop After a Tummy Tuck?

6 weeks post op tummy tuck. Currently on anti botic for a mild staff infection Drainage continues (no bulbs) Getting discouraged. Drainage does not... READ MORE

What Should I Expect from This Necrosis? (photos)

I had surgery out of state on july 24th, and i was advised 3weeks after that i had necrosis i went to the ER because my PCP wouldnt prescribe me... READ MORE

This is 27 Days Post Op Tt Very Concern? Please Help? I Have Developed a Seroma from Tummy Tuck. (photo)

The incisions are opening into holes and very worried .. my ps put me on antibiotics and to keep it clean! READ MORE

Does This Fungal Infection on my Belly Button Look As Bad As It Feels? (photo)

I am almost 4 weeks out from my tummy tuck and have flu like symptoms. I am on 2 antibiotics (Ciprofloxacin and Bactrim) and using Ketoconzole cream... READ MORE

I Am 6 Weeks Post Op Tummy Tuck Procedure. Four Nights Ago I Took a Deep Breathe, Felt Like Something Ripped Inside?

Since then a portion of my scar has hurt so bad feeling like I was burning inside or stinging especially when I try to stand up straight or walk. The... READ MORE

Am I handling the complication from my tummy tuck properly? (Photo)

I had a TT jan 3 and was doing great for two weeks. I woke up one day shivering and 103 temperature. Called my PS. She put me on antibiotics and... READ MORE

Will my Skin Color Return my Normal Complexion when This Fungal Infection is Over?

I had a tummy tuck 4 weeks ago. I have had a fungal infection in my belly button for a little over a week. My fever has broke and I am still on... READ MORE

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